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This was one of my first from Organic India when I mainly wanted to try them for health benefits. Lemon, ginger, and tulsi is a dynamite combination as a digestive tonic/medicinal tea. Perfect pick-me-up for those plain old “blech” days where you don’t want to go to work or whatever.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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100

The tulsi and the peppermint had a great symbiotic relationship going here. It seems like once you’ve had a peppermint you’ve sort of had them all (kind of like chamomile). But this is going to be my go-to peppermint tea from here on out.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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62

Honestly there was hardly a taste of jasmine at all. That doesn’t make this a bad tea, it just isn’t quite what it’s marketed as. A sort of anise/fennel/licorice type taste really is dominant here. All around a pleasant tea, but I did want jasmine when I bought it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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85

I kind of find that with these tulsi teas that the tulsi flavor seems to dominate the whole thing – hence the name haha. But this one seemed to hit a good balance. The natural honeyish taste of chamomile was easy to detect. The vanilla was certainly the star here though, in the best possible way. It only added to the taste and didn’t take over.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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unfortunately, now i have a lot of ‘tea homework’ because i’ve been drinking tons of new teas but haven’t been properly logging many of them.

i bought a box of this from the health food store.
if you ask me, no other herbal tea can compare to the relaxing qualities of tulsi.
i hope i always have a box of this in my cupboard. always.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
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drank Green Tea by Organic India
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I enjoyed this tea quite a bit. The taste is mostly ginger with a touch of lemon, but there was no heat from the ginger to push this to the “medicinal” side of herbal teas. That said, I’m tempted to buy a box of this to keep on hand in case of colds/sickness. With a touch of honey I think this would be a comforting cup for an itchy throat or other general yuckiness.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
54 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
54 tasting notes

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
54 tasting notes

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91
drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
353 tasting notes

Using up the last two teabags from this box. I enjoyed this blend because it introduced me to Tulsi itself. Now I can detect it when I come across it in other blends.

It seems to be a light, mellow, slightly minty herb with a lot of health benefits. While kind of uninteresting flavorwise by itself, I now happen to know that it is quite tasty when blended with other flavorings, such as lemon ginger and spearmint. I look forward to trying other blends with Tulsi in them, as well as reaping the health benefits that Organic India claims this herb brings to its consumers.

Yay, holy basil!

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
353 tasting notes

I’m in an almost- blind panic about a group presentation on the Merchant of Venice that I’m supposed to help give tomorrow.

Tulsi, come hither.

I love just breathing in the vapors from this tea as it steeps. It’s just lovely and earthy and deep. It brews a light brown color, similar to that of white tea. Organic India cuts the leaves very finely, so the bags release a lot of flavor. The longer you let it steep, the better.

I have no illusions that it’s going to solve all my problems or anything, but man, it does help me calm down drinking it. I can feel it warming my chest and belly as it goes down, and after it settles in my belly, I always, always, ALWAYS feel better. I know that by the time I finish this mug, I will be ready to get back to work on my presentation notes.

Thank God for holy basil.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
353 tasting notes

I love, love, LOVE this stuff.

It’s fragrant, and stress-relieving… and just beautiful. I need it, especially lately. I’ve been feeling very down the past few weeks. I hate November. And stress.

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
353 tasting notes

I picked this up at the grocery store on a total whim. I’d never even heard of Tulsi before, but the box said it was supposed to relieve stress and provide a number of other health benefits. And I decided, Well, last night sucked for me and I feel gloomy today, so why not give it a try? If it doesn’t work, at least it won’t hurt anything. It’s benign basil.

It tastes very earthy, rich, and refreshing. It’s very definitely an herbal brew! It was very enjoyable. If you let it steep for a long time, it starts to have a minty note, too.

I did feel better emotionally after drinking it, too. So I’m glad I bought it! It’s also organic and fair-trade.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
5 tasting notes

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I enjoy some of the teas from Organic India but this tulsi tea is not among my favourites. The holy basil tends to overpower any of the peach flavour. I can taste a tiny bit of it along with the hibiscus but the basil is just too strong and doesn’t seem to go with these flavours. Not a bad tea. I will finish off what I have but won’t buy this one again.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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42

It is time to sipdown. Goodbye peculiar tea. Its been weird!
(thanks again to Fuzzy_Peachkin for this sample!)

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42

A thousand thanks to Fuzzy_Peachkin for the packets of this.
Cinnamon and Rose? What a facinating combination, I’ve never heard of anything like it.
First impression, upon tearing open the packet, is that this is not a subtle tea. Kablammo! Spicy cinnamon smell!
This is sweet, which surprised me, as I was expecting a spicy taste to accompany the sent of the tea.
The rose is barely detectable, but you do certainly get the cinnamon. The rose just adds a light note into the mix.
Not bad, and certainly not undrinkable, but not destined to become a favorite.
Thank you again Fuzzy_Peachkin!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

LOL! Your reaction was a lot like mine! The only person I know so far who likes this is my coworker who I have a lot of the bags to. Hopefully you like the other teas better!

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There’s a decidedly minty undertone to this blend – I’ve never had tulsi before, but I’m assuming that’s it. I’m unabashedly not a fan of mint in my tea (or tisane, as the case may be), but this is actually okay – pleasantly refreshing, even.

I can taste the spices, but for the most part I wish they were a bit stronger. The ginger does come through nicely, though, and I think that’s what’s saving this tisane for me. It’s reminding me of ginger cookies, actually, which is never a bad thing! And the rooibos isn’t too strong – I’m not getting that tobacco flavor I dislike.

It’s not outstanding, but this is a decent caffeine-free option. I can see myself enjoying this in the evenings. I’m drinking it plain now, but I’ll certainly be trying it with a splash of soy or almond milk.

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This one is a wonderful blind buy!I never had Tulsi before,then one day when searching for one more item to meet free-shipping standard,I came across this.As a herb lover(plus I always fancy excellent roses) I bought this , curious about what tulsi would taste like .To my surprise,the very sweet and lovely taste of rose here is better than expected, which tastes and smells like fine Rosewater .Tulsi is light ,crisp,straightfoward , linear yet powerful in a delicate way and not at all ignorable. Truly tulsi is like a queen ,powerful and feminine , like the mother of the land ,with her gentleness and majesty.(Yep it reminds me of Aquaman’s wife,the beautiful、attractive and tough queen Mera~!)

Interestingly, the first time I had this one,I can’t barely bear it ,since tulsi is somehow earthy and fishy ,making me a little dizzy.I don’t know if you guys cook fish and spiral lions(/barnacle) with fresh mint ,but that particular kind of mint and tulsi truely share something in common,with its fishy for instance.People in some other provinces here use basil instead of mint ,so I think Tulsi as a branch of basil is solid to be at some point similiar to the particular kind of fresh mint? Once getting used to tulsi,you will like this energetic herb very much!(I fell in love instantly with this one the second time I tried it ,though the first time I just had a few sips and poured the whole cup away LOL

BTW,this one can be repeatedly brewed for a few times ,maintaining its good quality as the first cup……nice work!

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drank Tulsi ginger by Organic India
2539 tasting notes

Tisane of the early afternoon…
This afternoon’s PT appointment included lots of painful exercises by them intended to get my shoulder joint moving again. What I need to work on is keeping my anxiety levels down throughout this process. Tulsi to the rescue!

Decided to have a cup of this when I got home. It’s one of my favorites from Organic India. the ginger and tulsi combination is simple yet quite good. I’m not a huge fan of the way that tulsi tastes so I like the fact that the ginger sort of overwhelms it. I think this might be my last bag of this as I gave most of it to my boyfriend last week. I could probably try making my own blend with the tin of loose tulsi I have in the cupboard!

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m so sorry your PT appointment was so painful… ugh. :( Tulsi to the rescue, indeed!
Can’t wait to hear your results if you make your own blend (I bet it’ll be great!).

TeaBrat

thanks :)

pyarkaaloo

awww sorry to hear you were in pain :/ i also had a PT appointment today (for my legs) since i got struck by a car in a parking lot. go figure.

OMGsrsly

Oh, that really sucks. I also had PT yesterday, and again tomorrow. Here’s hoping it only gets easier and less painful!

TeaBrat

Happy healing for all of us :)

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